As much as you want your teeth to last a lifetime, sometimes a tooth extraction is inevitable for your health. The dentists at Masters Dental Group, located in San Antonio, Texas understand the stress and anxiety often associated with the concept of teeth removal. Utilizing minimally invasive techniques, like atraumatic tooth extraction, they ensure a much more pleasant experience when the times comes to remove your troublesome tooth. Call Masters Dental Group today or schedule an appointment online.
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. When a tooth can’t be repaired with a routine filling or a crown, a tooth extraction may be your best option.
Trauma, illness, extensive decay, or overcrowding all often lead to tooth extraction. Sometimes your baby teeth don’t fall out in time to make space for your permanent teeth or your orthodontist recommends an extraction or two before starting orthodontic treatment. Other times your dentist might need to extract a tooth due to a weakened immune system if you are undergoing chemo treatment or an organ transplant. It’s common for your dentist to pull out or ‘extract’ your wisdom teeth because of the awkward position in which they grow behind your molars. They often get stuck in the jaw, causing pain and swelling and irritation to your gums.
An Atraumatic Extraction is a minimally invasive technique used to remove teeth, preserving the maximum amount of bone possible. Your dentist uses special instruments, like physics forceps, which delicately sever the tooth's attachment to its socket.
Physics forceps are innovative extraction instruments used to perform difficult extractions efficiently in a couple of minutes. Their special design decreases the incidence of root fracture, and maintains your bone plate, making it much easier for your dentist to place dental implants immediately following the extraction procedure.
Atraumatic extractions are desired more and more to preserve bone for immediate implant placement. In general, the benefit of dental implants is solid support for the patient's new teeth, which requires the bone around the dental implant to heal. Depending on how your dentist performs the tooth extraction, the healing time required can vary greatly. Placing dental implants immediately after your tooth is extracted can eliminate months off treatment time.
Regardless of the reason you might need your tooth pulled, Masters Dental Group can help. Call today or schedule an appointment online. The sooner you remove your troublesome tooth, the sooner you can alleviate the toothache and start the process of restoring your smile.